Chico elementary school burglarized

Mar 3, 2015 12:12 PM by News Staff

Neal Dow Elementary School in Chico was burglarized late Sunday night, the latest in a string of North State school break-ins.

According to school officials, the suspect(s) broke into the school sometime late Sunday night through the health room window and were able to access the front office. While in the front office they broke open the key box and grabbed keys to each classroom.

The thieves then proceeded to go through every Neal Dow classroom and stole approximately $300 in donations. An iPad was also stolen from the principal's office.

School officials say faculty members did an excellent job cleaning up the campus Monday morning and classes were not disrupted.

An investigation is underway and anyone with information is asked to contact the Chico Police Department.

In light of the recent break-ins, CUSD's Kevin Bultema said they'll hire a security firm to patrol all schools, starting soon.

He said district officials are also pricing additional alarm systems.

Both of these costs would come from unrestricted funds in the school district's budget.

But plans to add to the cable infrastructure, which would allow for security cameras, will come from voter-approved Measure E bond funds.

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